Duesenberg Starplayer TV

Duesenberg Starplayer TV

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Starplayer TV, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Duesenberg in the Starplayer series.

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Duesenberg Starplayer TV tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Duesenberg
  • Model: Starplayer TV
  • Series: Starplayer
  • Category: Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 06/17/2013

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Duesenberg Starplayer TV user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 9 reviews )
 8 reviews89 %
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CT-64140's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"a work of art, and what a sound!"

Duesenberg Starplayer TV
Guitar designed in Bremen (Germany) and seems he made in Japan

Maple 1 piece
width: 42.5 mm / 1.67 "(nut), 52 mm / 2.05" (12th fret)
thickness: 21 mm / 0.8 "(1st fret), 24 mm / 0.95" (12th fret)
Profile: D
: rosewood
radius: 30.5 mm / 12 "
inlays perloïd
Frets: 22 jumbo 2.8 x 1.0 mm
pitch: 650 mm / 25.6 "
Trussrod: steel dual action

Type: semi-hollow with central beam, hearing in f, archtop
table: spruce veneer
bottom and sides: flamed maple veneer
size: 46 x 34 x 7 cm / 18.11 "x 13.38" x 2.75 "
Binding: Cream
Pickguard: glittery gold
varnish: Polyurethane, polyester pickguard

Cars: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, buttons "Art Diego"
Bridge: Duesenberg steel bridges are adjustable
Vibrato: Duesenberg Deluxe Tremola (Bigsby improved type with axis recovery voltage improving stability)
Strap buttons: standard Duesenberg
Finish: nickel
Strings: Duesenberg DSA10 (010-013-017-028-042-050)

neck pickup: Duesenberg Domino P-90
pickup: Duesenberg Grand Vintage Humbucker
Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone, pickup selector 3-way


The handle: regular sleeve Les Paul type, this is not what excites me the most. It seems to me to require a specific game and not too forgiving pranks, especially the bridge pickup is pretty "accurate" and dry (not in the sense of sustain, but in the sense of a character but not sharp enough "Scrapping "anyway). I put a score of 8 rather than 9 because of the handle.

The ergonomics point of view of the harbor is great: very wearable light guitar.

Access to acute: less than a SG or a Strat. I would say probably means (I'm not used to playing in the last frets)

Easily the sound we're looking for (of course within the limits of the personality Starplayer TV) is obtained. The knobs have a good progressive and volume plays its role very well assay distortion.


It is an instrument with a wide range of sounds. But it is also a fairly typical guitar.

I read in other reviews that it would be between a Gretsch and a Les Paul, I find the exact remark. It has both a little fat lespaulien (neck pickup) and quite sharp gretschien (pickup). I also find that the bridge position, it is reminiscent of the sound Rickenbaker as can be heard in the Beatles, for example. 2 pickups have a good ability to translate percussive attacks.

I love to play the blues significant variations obtainable in the sonic palette by playing selections of microphones or the amount of distortion can give a lot of expressiveness to the game But ... anyway we can play blues on any guitar provided you have style!

Some may love his neck pickup for jazz. In this style, this is not all my guitars, which I prefer ... I tend to play on the Gibson L-4 (normal!) Or the Les Paul, even the Tele (yes, yes! !). But as in jazz blues provided they have the style and game, any guitar sound character may be suitable in my opinion.

I think Starplayer can do wonders in the English rock style of the 60's - 70's music or some hybrid "rock-country-blues" in the genus JJ Cale. Most likely to punk beginnings.

With the natural distortion of my amp, it proves excellent: the neck pickup is fat and at the same time not excessive roundness. The bridge pickup sends lots and lots! But this guitar anyway a "vintage" character seems to me.

With pedals (including Okko Diablo) is excellent! and the various amps on which I could play it reveals personality!


I bought this guitar without compare: I wanted a TV Starplayer

The +:

- Quality construction, components that "upscale"
- The sound, the sound, the sound!
- Aesthetics (with a kind chrome bezel and dashboard with sequins, it does not go unnoticed like it or not ... but it does not have this side "bling-las-vegas-Midwestern-santiagues it! -suede-fringed white-elvis-presley "some Gretsch!)
- A very stable vibrato, mechanical in the same vein.
- The price for this quality
- Lightness and balance to spend hours on stage

The -:
- There he has "-"? the handle, perhaps? and yet ... not sure!

Price / quality ratio? Exc! For that price, it seems to me that is the point of view of quality (I'm not talking personality: this is another matter and it is matter of taste), for example largely to a certain brand U.S. starting with F and ending with r!

Hear this Starplayer and play there if you like his personality, acquire it! and if it is stolen, repeat the same choice!
le reverend03/29/2004

le reverend's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Duesenberg Starplayer TV
Beautiful little guitar, German and Japanese-design, I do we say in the store where I tried it last Saturday. (In passing admire the use of past tense for the narration)

Thinline design with beam, handle 22 boxes (but painted damage) spruce and maple on the table on the bottom (you do not see too well, actually). But plywood, for sure, as all these guitars (including Gibson), for strength.
Microphone type P90 in severe acute double microphone, both manufacturing Duesenberg.

3-position selector classic, and Bigsby vibrato copy (and yes, what look)

Making flawless at first glance. Look classy but flashy, funny mixture of charm. No case is standard.

I put 8 because everyone will not like the decor (sounds like a car hood of the 50's). I think it's too early.


Channel a bit thick for me, but I like the sleeves of Start, so it's not a reference too. It's like a round of ES-335, a hair thicker. So it's much thinner than the handle 50's Gibson LP (round).
Access to acute correct, pleasant handle.
Good grip, light guitar (because almost empty), and good balance. Thin guitar that will suit small jigs guitarists, or the ladies and damsels (special dedication to Talu).

The sound is ... but wait, I'll talk about it right after!


Good guitar, it ha yes, we can say!

In terms of sound, it is between Gibson's well rounded and well Gretsh foil.

The pickups are original, and very well matched: the single and double go well together, and mixing the two can even get funky amazing plans.

The bridge humbucker alone spit in his mother's powerful, it's hot, it screams, it's good. The rock is at your fingertips, you feel you can get the mix with that quiet fingers in the nose (no, we remove the fingers from the nose end, otherwise you can not play)
The handle is simple micro voluptuous, but also less powerful (obviously, it's a single) and then open the ports of blues, jazz, chorus velvet to fall. It's simple, since I tried it, I want to learn to play the guitar ....

The tone knob is very effective, is a very good surprise, and if we play on the volume knob, one can easily give a lot of nuances to his game

In crunch, but the effects intensify the sounds are very clean. It is stunning. Our friends at Duesenberg managed is a beautiful design of microphones, a beautiful guitar design and an outstanding combination of both.

Okay, they are German, but nobody's perfect!


Tested several times, the more I try and I love it. Sure, one day, I'll pay.
This guitar has no equal as cheap (about 1290 euros as well), it is a good substitute for most popular models, but with an undeniable touch of originality.

Although typical, the guitar emits sounds very usable on a wide range. You can play the adaptability or you can play it with style. Extra!

Its look, its sound, its quality, this guitar has many advantages, yet it will not be the guitar of Mr. All-The-World.

Duesenberg was manufactured is a pearl guitar, original, successful, inspired but not copying. A truly creative approach to the world of electric guitar (not makers), it is rare enough to be noticed. And when in addition, it is really successful, one has only cap in salute.
Congratulations Mr. Duesenberg!

Only the lack of awareness will make you hesitate. Me, my ears are already convinced.

Link_69's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Duesenberg Starplayer TV
So that's my opinion on the last Duesenberg Starplayer Tv .. Premire my 'real' guitar. (H so I started with a Yamaha Pacifica 112mx so I'm still happy trs but now we must know that playing in the big leagues ...)
The Starplayer TV is made of a table and a pica back Saddle Flamm beautiful. (See photos on my profile)
The neck 22 frets and is possde agrment a binding (a net ch'tit what) White tan (and the entiret the guitar). There are two different pickups: a humbucker vintage humbucker 'in the bridge position and a type P90 in the neck position, while two homemade. Great art micro level, for me is the P90 and the PAF. (Ae was going to hurt a. .. mouhaha) Srieusement the microphones are of high quality microphones and original manufactured s are by Duesenberg qu'tonnants of expressiveness.
A tone one volume, 3 positions ... The vibrato brings a touch of class yet all dj classy. This is a vibrato type Bigsby. (As reliable if not more ...)

9 / 10 because nothing is perfect but the finish is REALLY irrprochable and appearance is trs class, personal love.


The handle: I did not know enough to handle a ton to talk about ... I'm not an old fighter who tried hundreds of Gibson, Fender and other joyeuseries but I can tell you that the handle is in all enjoyable ... it is obviously not trs end, is close to a Gibson, but when TRRS diffrent same. CHAC to treble is good but not great, this guitar is not made to make Petrucci but it will come out to some prs what you want. It is quite lgre compared to other guitars because of its hollow body.
The shape is perfect for me and the bomb back ESG does not at all.

9 / 10 but I think that in his sincrement crneau guitar goes everywhere east rock / blues is very easy to use and a MRIT 10/10. It possde the benefits of a jazz guitar (smooth sound in the neck position) but not inconvnients the usual semi-hollow jazz. (Difficulty standing and moving on to play scne etc ...)


So good, here we go to things srieuses.
So frankly the adpote, adwanne Lulu's ass, I would say even: chantal hair!
H carrment yes ... then first bridge pickup: it is perfect to play rock in all its variants, even if the handle does not make Malmsteen, Petrucci, Vai and other gays fellows.
I have no problem to play in my group even in the passages 'trash' asking a fairly runny and here must distortion. (I know has not said but was talking jtrtouve: op) position intermdiaire has a certain charm to funk, with cot 'twang' to paraphrase another. As for the neck position so it's the jazz ... rgal velvet, class, gentle, warm wishes! The blues goes on all the positions but it is always rgal p90.
Good Proco Rat and a AC30? -> You think you're Johnny Greenwood
Marshall pushed a fat bottom? -> Bah ha long hair and big hat now ... (no no it's not slash tatayoyo see it!)
and so on through blues, jazz, funk (a little but not too), rock, hard rock.
Ms. on my Berhinger a given, but trust me, I often play on a Roland Blues Cube (yes am the real thing not rdition two balls) and quite frankly, every time I reach the nirvana.
A sort of compromise Gretsch / Gibson? Yes and no. The Duesenberg is not comparable to other guitars, like Gibson, Fender and Gretsch same: the exceptional guitar does not compare, they play, we admire them but we do not compare.
9 / 10 because nothing is perfect but for me it is a very versatile guitar style keeping it well.


I use it for almost a year due to only 5 or 6 hours a week but I have yet to get an ide relatively prcise of this guitar and I am more than satisfied. At this qualitprix irprochable especially since I benefitted a great opportunity in state
(1100euros) ... Prices are new around 1300 euros. If I had the choice I would resume this guitar without hsiter, the price is justified and you do not pay the legends of style fender and gibson. (And even other bcp)
Beautiful guitar with a lot of characters but nanmoins versatile. Duesenberg thank you and long live the brand still too little known!

Don_Viviano's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great guitar in every way"

Duesenberg Starplayer TV
Guitar Duesenberg, German mark, which should cost in 1000 or € 1200.
Spruce (apparently) quite unique power, and the rest of maple.
A humbucker acute, severe in a P90.
Vibrato type Bigsby improved very effective.
One volume, one tone.


not heavy, beautiful and well finished, access to acute correct (Les Paul type).

The Bigsby is improved, it goes further and is more flexible than traditional Bigsby. Tune the guitar did not have a pet.


I read in an earlier opinion that someone described the sound as being halfway between a Gretsch and a Les Paul. It seems to me not stupid.
It's not as fat as my Les Paul (Burstbucker 2), there's also more gain and more bass.
The sustain is very good course (but which now has a bad guitar sustain?).

It was a sound rather medium without the shine "fat" The Pauline, a little drier then, but with nice round bass well. We find this round into the treble.
The attack is very straightforward, even without the sharp edge and shiny.
That's cool!


A great guitar is not mine, and I'm already filled with those I have, but I understand that many have fallen in love with.

It is not given on the other hand.


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